2K Games Says NBA 2K21 Next Gen Price Hike Represents the Value of the Game

2K Games Says NBA 2K21 Next Gen Price Hike Represents the Value of the Game - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 July 2020 / 1,614 Views

Publisher 2K Games announced NBA 2K21 will be $59.99 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia, but will be $10 more for the next generation consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. 

A 2K Games spokesperson has told Wccftech the price hike for the next generation versions of the game to $69.99 are representative of the value in the game as they add new features and make other improvements only possible on the two platforms.

"2K’s suggested retail prices for its games are meant to represent the value being offered," said the spokesperson. "With nearly endless replay value and many new additions and improvements only possible on next-generation consoles, we believe our updated suggested retail price fairly represents the value of NBA 2K21."

Video games research firm IDG Consulting today revealed other game publishers are considering raising the price of their games for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. 

The NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition will be available for $99.99 for both current and next generation platforms. It includes dual-access to the current and next generation versions. There is no word from 2K Games if there will be any other way to upgrade versions of the game without having to rebuy it.

NBA 2K21 will launch for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on September 4 for $59.99, and for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 as a launch title this holiday for $69.99.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments

Walbert (on 03 July 2020)

Like this gen i will be waiting a few months after release to buy any game, not paid full price far a game for a good few years now.


SanAndreasX (on 03 July 2020)

Hahaha... no.


sethnintendo (on 03 July 2020)

Yea, I'm sure those features aren't possible on PC.